Ratcliff earns national engineering society’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Teresa Ratcliff, director of interprofessional education and outreach for the School of Engineering, received the prestigious National Society of Professional Engineers 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

Ratcliff, a past president of the NSPE, works with industries in North Carolina and beyond who are interested in partnering with Campbell Engineering, engaging and mentoring students, volunteering for activities and hiring student interns and full-time employees upon graduation.

The School, founded in 2016, celebrated its first graduating class in May.

“We are so very fortunate to have a national engineering leader like Dr. Ratcliff on our team in the School of Engineering,” said Founding Dean Dr. Jenna Carpenter. “Her significant expertise and experience, as well as industry and organizational connections in the state and nation, have been an invaluable part of our success and in helping connect our students to internships and permanent employment upon graduation.”

Before coming to Campbell, Ratcliff retired as vice provost for outreach and engagement and executive director of industry expansion solutions at N.C. State University in 2016. She is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and was the first national woman president of the National Society of Professional Engineering (NSPE) in 2003-04.

Ratcliff served on the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors from 2006-2016 and has served on a variety of task forces for the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors, among numerous other professional activities. She has received numerous awards, including Fellow of the NSPE, Fellow of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, as well as the 2010 University Continuing Education Association Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice Award.

The National Society of Professional Engineers is an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. It stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed professional engineers across all disciplines.